Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.
Portrait *OF* Georgia O'Keeffe by Jacques Moitoret. -- *NOT* a self-portrait. He portrays her with her 1927 painting, “Abstraction: White Rose.” Her wrinkles are recorded with care, and I love how the gray flower -- that had been captured by her younger self -- is looming behind her, all that spiral energy, in the silvery grays that presaged her mature self. All her life she was aging into herself. [More like her at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]
Great for leading into creating own self-portraits. Helps students gain an understanding of the message, principles/elements used and space/composition by analyzing famous artist's self-portraits. (self-portraits worksheet)